Mohammed Kaif highlighted the commented on the role of MS Dhoni in the Chennai Super Kings team. According to him, he is more of a mentor to the side than a player. Meanwhile, Dhoni once again kept everyone guessing about his future in the Indian Premier League.
Mohammed Kaif explained on Star Sports, “Mahi is no longer playing as a player but as a mentor. He chooses the team. Let’s get on the field. He does not tease the seniors much but keeps on teaching the youth all the time. He wants every player, playing under him, to perform well as it will make the team’s job easier.”
On the other hand, ahead of the CSK match against Lucknow Super Giants, when New Zealand pacer Danny Morrison asked, “This wonderful swansong tour, your last, how are you enjoying it?” after Dhoni won the toss and opted to field against PBKS . Dhoni replied with a smile, “You’ve decided it is my last.” The match at the Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium was called off due to persistent rains in Lucknow.
While speaking of Dhoni’s retirement on Star Sports, Harbhajan Singh, previous CSK teammate of Dhoni said, “Only MS Dhoni knows when Dhoni will retire. I said last year that will play this year. I don’t know if he will play next year as well. Yes, if he plays next year, the fans will be happy to see him playing. Fans have always wanted to see him playing.”
Dhoni, who is the only captain to have ever won an ODI World Cup, a 50-over World Cup, and ICC World T20, currently only plays the Indian Premier League every year. He announced his retirement from international cricket in 2020, on August 15.